The two black wires, one have blk & blk/wht as you can see in the 1st photo, the bottom two blk wires. Those it looks like go to the neut starter switch thats near where the key goes on the dash. You can see them sort of twisted together in the 2nd photo. Then there's another blk wire that goes to the coil + side. Orange that's cut goes into the wiring harness, no idea where it goes, but looking at the colored diagram, it looks like its supposed to go to the S section on the key switch, then that goes to the PTO switch, then Neut switch, then to the solenoid showing up as an orange wire with a dark stripe on it.
Cub 108 With 14hp Engine Starting Help
Posted April 06, 2013 - 10:51 PM
Posted April 07, 2013 - 05:49 AM
Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:37 AM
pto switch has been bypassed. There's a seat switch? I saved that colored diagram, but where is that seat switch?
Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:43 AM
There's not one on my 108, could have been for the later or hydro models.
Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:54 AM
Oh ok, I didn't think there was, darn I was hoping it was going to be something stupid like that.
Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:47 AM
You beat me to the reply Chris. LOL!!! Chris is correct, I was just throwing the idea of a 1450 engine and diagram out there because you said in your original post it had a PTO switch and that the wiring harness had come with the engine.
Somepics of what you got will be quite helpful in diagnosing your problem. Do you have power at the Bat terminal on the key switch? If so I would run a jumper wire to the "A" terminal on the S/G and see if it tries to crank. If still nothing there is bigger problems than the wiring. Are the battery terminals clean with good connections on the wires as well?
Ran a jumper from the A term to the bat key and it cranked over.
Posted April 07, 2013 - 10:28 AM
No other luck thus far
Posted April 07, 2013 - 01:49 PM
And got it, solenoid was bad and the new key switch was bad. Runs alright, and he's as happy as can be, good day. Now on my only day off, to go do yard work.
- KennyP said thank you
Posted April 07, 2013 - 06:24 PM
Glad you figured it out. Now as long as his friend doesnt feel the need to cut more wires for him he'll be allright.
Posted April 08, 2013 - 07:48 AM
Glad you finally found the issues. Wiring on those are usually pretty simple. Just the bad parts kept you scratching your head!
Posted April 08, 2013 - 06:59 PM
Very simple wiring, I personally think the safety switches are dumb and just one more thing to fail. But it is what it is.
Those new parts going bad really messed with my head and that's what took the longest. But he's a happy camper and having fun with it. Now if only all of mine were that easy to fix and would just run LOL. It's always other peoples that are easy to fix.